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Filipinos love "American Idol"

"AMERICAN Idol" is, well, American. But Taylor Hicks, the top-rated show's latest winner, dominates the front pages — and not just the inside or entertainment pages — of today's Philippine Daily Inquirer and the Philippine Star. Carrie Underwood, last year's winner, was not accorded the same treatment by the Inquirer the day after she won. It is, perhaps, indicative of the show's growing popularity in the Philippines that "Philippine Idol" will be debuting soon, despite the proliferation of singing contests here.

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This post was written for Inside PCIJ.

Category: The Philippines

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